Print Email Facebook Twitter Motivating children to learn arithmetic with an adaptive robot game Title Motivating children to learn arithmetic with an adaptive robot game Author Janssen, J.B. van der Wal, C.C. Neerincx, M.A. Looije, R. Publication year 2011 Abstract Based on a ‘learning by playing’ concept, a basic arithmetic learning task was extended with an engaging game to achieve long-term educational interaction for children. Personalization was added to this learning task, to further support the child’s motivation and success in learning. In an experiment, twenty children (aged 9-10) interacted three times, spread over days, with a robot using the combined imitation and arithmetic game to test this support. Two versions of the robot were implemented. In one implementation the complexity of the arithmetic progressed towards a predefined group target. In the other version the assignments increased in complexity until a personal end level was reached. A subsequent free-choice period showed that children’s motivation to play (and learn) was high, particularly when the game progressed to a personal target. Furthermore results show that most children in the last condition reach higher levels compared to the predefined group level. © 2011 Springer-Verlag Subject HumanPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesRobotics Training To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7e4226d4-3805-4f7e-a0c6-9ea9754e334c DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25504-5_16 TNO identifier 443505 Publisher Springer Source Social robotics : Third International Conference, ICSR 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 24-25, 2011. Proceedings, 153-162 Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.